Social Scene 331

Social Scene 331

David Goswell writes:

Our May, Sunday lunchtime, meeting was a great success with Steve Roberts TRS turning up as the star of the show.

June saw our first, for what seems like ages, full blown trip away to Somerset. Tony Netherton arranged a great hotel in Montacute, but alas Tony couldn’t attend, good to hear your foot is on the mend Tony.

Eight cars headed for Somerset, stopping at a pub that couldn’t handle such a large crowd, difficult when you are only trying to help the hospitality business. Alas my clutch started playing up, requiring some forward planning, and a quick pump, before hoping for a smooth gear change. I gave Revington a call and Dan was able to quickly fix the issue, so the rest of the trip went smoothly.

Hotel in Montacute was great, as long as you can handle the church clock (next door) that does ring at 1 am, 2 am,3 am, need I say more.

Day one we headed for Clarks village and then Glastonbury, with many of the team climbing the Tor. With the sun out, face painted people singing love and peace songs, Glastonbury took on an atmosphere of San Francisco in the Sixties. Slightly disrupted by the sound of a few TR exhausts.

Day Two we went to the Fleet Air Arm museum, see photo, where the base was actively prepared for the G7 summit. We then headed to Wells to see the cathedral, unfortunately covered in scaffolding, along with a Warner Brothers film set.

Day three many people went to the Haynes museum and headed home, with two cars driving west to see an ex TVG member Cliff & Jill Markham. Everyone sends their regards Cliff.

Many thanks to Roger for taking on the organisation of the trip.

Back in Surrey our end of June meeting had 14 TR’s who were brave enough to take on the significant showers that were spinning around the South East.

A quick note to say that our monthly evening meetings are beginning to pick up, at The Stepping Stones pub, though don’t expect more than 5 chaps in the bar.

It’s great to see Tim Hill’s TR8 article in TR Action, now joined by Bob Le Brocq’s article about engine and gearbox restoration he completed on his TR3, back in lockdown. Along with Steve Roberts coverage of his TRS Sabrina, it’s good to see that Thames Valley is very well represented.

Our regular meetings are at the Stepping Stones pub in Westhumble, Dorking (RH5 6BS) on the third Wednesday of each month from 20:00 and our Sunday lunchtime meetings on the last Sunday of the month at the Surrey Oaks (RH5 5DZ), starting at 12:00.

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